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Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
will face a very difficult journey. stephanie. >> thank you jennifer. al jazeera's lisa stark is in washington with that side of the story, lisa good afternoon. what is the latest on the investigation? >> well, stephanie we are expecting some new information in a few short hours before the ntsb has released the press again. that work is continuing on the scene but also right here in washington, d.c, at the ntsb lab. they have the two data recorders from the train in the lab. the are trying to download to see what it may reveal. they want to know how fast was that train going and did the operator try oapply the brakes and if so, when. the operator has reportedly said he did try to engage the brakes and they did not work. the event recorder should tell them if that was the case. they will interview the trainer operator to find out exactly what was going on in the moments before that derailment. the ntsb is also going to be looking back at the last 4248, 72 hours before this accident. what was going on with the crew at that time? especially what was their sleep patterns? you may
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am EST
, questions will be raised about what could have prevented the tragedy. lisa, good morning to you. so transportation experts have been talking about this technology that may have prevented the crash. can you tell us a little bit more about that. . >> good morning, stephanie. it's called positive train control. it's a safety system that congress has mandated for the railroads. it is supposed to be in place by the end of 2015. it is partially a computer system, but it uses gps, and senators on the train and tracks. we talked with ntsb board member earlier today about this system. >> positive train control, which is a -- a technical name for a system that prevents trains from occupying the same set of tracks. it does provide signals for the train to slow. we don't know if that would have made a difference in this accident. we'll certain be looking at that. >> this is a very complicated and expensive system to install. metro north which ran the train has already told the federal government it will not make the 2015 deadline. it wants an extra three years. so stephanie any system like this
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
safety board is investigating the cause of the crash. they're on the scene. lisa stark is in washington with that side of the story. good afternoon. what is the latest on the investigation? >> reporter: well, they now have the two event recorders, the data recorders back here in washington, d.c. they're in the mtsb lab, they're going through the data they can get from those recorders. one thing to look for is the speed of the train, how fast was it going. they also want to know the break pressure. were the brakes applied, when and how strenuously. i'm told the reporter will monitor the recorder every 21 seconds. the operator of this train indicated that he tried to apply the brakes, and it didn't work. i asked mtsb board members about thathat, they mentioned that ths train had nine stops before the accident, and the brakes seemed to be working fine. it will be a concern if the brakes suddenly failed. they interviewed the operator this afternoon. he was drug and alcohol tested and his cell phone records were subpoenaed, and the mtsb will be down taking a closer look at the tracks to see
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
go to your child's college fund. lisa is here from triple the thank you very much for being here. you said this is an idea you and your friend andrea came up with, after all the things your kids are involved in. tell us about that. >> thank you for having us, andrea. i appreciate it. this is an idea where every year we have come across another birthday party, another holiday and we were accumulating more and more gifts for our kids. which was wonderful. we thought wouldn't it be a great idea if there was a way we could save or have people contribute to our kids' college education, as well as teaching our kids how to donate to things that are meaningful to them and that is how triple the gift was born. >> so how does it work? it sounds like a gift registry or wedding registry. >> right. you personalize it, a person can put the child's name, event, joey's christmas registry, and a special message for family and friends to see. they invite family and friends to see it through e-mails, with a link or can directly e-mail from the website that we set up a registry. >> do you list
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm EST
does not have a delete button here are some tweet questions as well. >> lisa, that is the stream up next right after "real money." >> beware of the next financial bubble. that's the message from robert schiller, one of three winners of this year's nobel prize for economics. the research and asset price bubbles schiller has said he's concerned about drastically rising prices in markets like brazil. he said i'm most worried about the boom in the u.s. stock market because the economy is still weak and vulnerable. schiller said he's not sounding the alarm yet but avoids financials and technology. >>> many americans do their investing exclusive italy through mutual funds and retirement plans and some of them are increasingly worried that 401s will not carry them through retirement. some are moving through funds in rand out like a trader buys and sells stocks. this is getting a thumbs up from some investors but a thumbs down from financial investors who guide money. >> she figures she'd need 4 million to have a financially secure retirement. >> top of my list, china, new zealand, africa,
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 5:30pm EST
than 80 miles an hour down the track. the question is why? lisa stark joins us from washington. what is the latest? >> that train should have been going at 30 miles an hour around the curve. there are no published reports this morning including from wabc, those reports indicate that the engineer, william rockefeller has said he may have zoned out at the controls. he may have dosed off and then snapped awake too late to stop the train in time the ntsb will continue to interview the engineer and also look back at >> al jazeera america is a straight-forward news channel. >> its the most exciting thing to happen to american journalism in decades. >> we believe in digging deep. >> its unbiased, fact-based, in-depth journalism. >> you give them the facts, dispense with the fluff and get straight to the point. >> i'm on the ground every day finding stories that matter to you. >> in new orleans... >> seattle bureau... >> washington... >> detroit... >> chicago... >> nashville... >> los angeles... >> san francisco... >> al jazeera america, take a new look at news. >> every sunday night al jaze
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
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Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
's lisa stark is following that part of the story. what is the first step when looking into a crash like this? >> the ntsb has organized itself into six investigative teams. it will look at the track itself, from the cars to the operator, the mechanical system, such as the breaking system 31 of the first priorities will be getting the data from those event recorders. there were two on this train, one in the locomotive and one in the cab car which was up front. those recorders will be able to tell how fast it was traveling, if it did try to apply the brakes. they want the to interview the crew. they hope to do that today or tomorrow. the operator did survive. he was injured. educated that he tried to apply the brakes, that the train was coming into the curve quickly and he tried to apply the brakes. they want to see what that operator has to say. the speed in that part of the rail should have been 30 miles an hour. the train would have needed to slow from 70-mile an hour on the straight away to that 30 miles an hour. did that happen? investigators will be back on the rails today to try to
FOX Business
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm EST
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Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
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Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
far too fast, more than 80 miles an hour down the track. the question is why? lisa stark joins us from washington. what is the latest? >> that train should have been going at 30 miles an hour around the curve. there are no published reports this morning including from wabc, those reports indicate that the engineer, william rockefeller has said he may have zoned out at the controls. he may have dosed off and then snapped awake too late to stop the train in time the ntsb will continue to interview the engineer and also look back at >>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. the engineer who was at the controls of the commuter train that derailed in new york city may have nodded off before the crash. that's according to a union rep who spoke with the driver william rockefeller. alcohol tests on the crew members were negative. >>> the governor of illinois says he will sign a bill that will eliminate the state's pension shortfall. opponents say it is unfair to workers and retirees who paid into the system. vice president joe biden was
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
of music. >> why do you like the movie the sound of music? >> lisa. >> and what made your family just like the vonn traps. >> attention, all kids to the living room. we get called the vonn traps all the time. >> you say your friends call you the vonn taylors. there were foot stompers. fiddlers and barbershop quartets all with talent to spare. it was a daunting task but we narrowed it down to three finalists who are about to face-off performing live in our studio. >> well, they're all fantastic. our finalists have been rehearsing all weekend. they are the willis family from tennessee. the boyds from new york. and the lloyds from south carolina. good morning to all of you guys. congratulations. >> good morning. >> let's start off with the willis family. >> hey. >> there are 14 of you as i understand. look how adorable you all are. now, toby, i understand that every day you guys actually line-up for call to attention, kind of like in the movie. is that right? >> that is correct. we have to line-up. keep track of all of them and make sure we haven't lost any of them. >> how often does your fam
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